Live Forward!® & Run to Remember | Pikes Peak, CO
August 27th-30th, 2020
"When we reach out to bring goodness into the world in honor of a loved one who has died, we proclaim that love is stronger than death."
—Thomas J. Everson, Founder of KEEP KIDS ALIVE DRIVE 25®
14th Annual Pikes Peak Weekend
AUGUST 27-30, 2020 marks the dates for the 14th Annual Live Forward!® Run to Remember as part of the official Trail Run up Pikes Peak in Colorado. Our Live Forward!® team will run either the Pikes Peak Ascent August 29th or the Pikes Peak Marathon August 30th in honor of over 160 loved ones whose families have connected with our mission due to a traffic-related death. We carry their names on the back of our shirts. Several runners represent these families directly. Several dozen members of these families will gather on Pikes Peak, a beautiful place, to greet our runners, share stories and make memories all weekend long.
A Healing Experience
Here’s what Beth Norris has to say about her experience on Pikes Peak:
"The best part of the Keep Kids Alive Drive 25® weekend at Pikes Peak is being with all the other families who have lost a loved one in a traffic incident. We all get each other and it's the only place where we are the normal in the room. To bring other families in to that weekend, at no cost to them, to experience that weekend and the fellowship of all the families is priceless. It's a healing experience that no medical professional can provide."
For a Good Cause
Through Live Forward!® we work to raise $14,115.00 - $1.00 for each foot above sea level at the summit of Pike's Peak. Funds raised cover expenses for families participating in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. To realize our fundraising goal 1,412 donors are needed to generously donate $10.00 or more. Donate now to add your support. Checks can be sent to:
KKAD25, 12418 C St., Omaha, NE 68144 Corporate sponsors are welcome. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-334-1391 to learn more.
Your donation helps cover travel and lodging costs for our Live Forward!® families. In addition each family receives specially tailored “Live Forward®” shirts honoring their loved one(s). A special celebration of love dinner concludes the weekend.
If you know of a loved one who has died due to a traffic incident and would like to see him or her included in our Run to Remember, please e-mail email@example.com or call 402-334-1391.
If you're interested in participating as a runner on our Live Forward® team or if your family would like to join in on an inspiring weekend with other families, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-334-1391.
Local News Feature
Families Summit Pikes Peak for 'Run to Remember'
For a group of area runners, a half-marathon in Colorado is about much more than racing.